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Fri May 04 16:39:23 UTC 2012

A friend with type 2 has recently begun to develop sores on her hands and arms which seem to get larger instead of healing. What might be the cause?
Asked By: pearlgem  
Category: Other

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2012-05-11 11:21:48.0

It is hard to say the exact cause; it could be bacterial, fungal or even a contact dermatitis due to a skin allergy. It definitely should be checked by a physician, as patients with diabetes are more prone to infection, especially if they are not well controlled.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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